For my Hebrew speaking friends, this is an appropriate sentiment for today:
For those of you who aren't, here's the gist. This Rabbi Levi was called and requested to provide comfort to the parents of a fallen soldier. He was at a loss. He knew there was no comfort.
And he addressed the day. It's not for the families of the fallen. They live with this every day. It's for the rest of us.
Rabbi Levi saw this, admitted to the parents there were no words of comfort, but there was this:
Our obligation as the survivors is to live lives that honor the sacrifice that those who came before, who died for us, made.
The implied invitation of the Rabbi, and my express one, is to live such lives.
May no life that was given have been given in vain. May it be God's will that our commanders, politicians and countries protect those who protect us as they put their lives at risk for us.
May we find it in ourselves to live lives that honor those who came before, and then actually go out and live them.